An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving the Summer of Endless Miles {Five Minute Friday}

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is “Guide.”  The rules: Set a timer and free write for five minutes about the week’s topic. No editing allowed!


You wouldn’t  think a homebody in her right mind would ever volunteer to embark on a summer-long road trip of EPIC proportions, right? There’s a first time for everything though.

So how, exactly, does an introvert keep her wits about her when spending 4 months on the road?

1. Earbuds

These are your BFFs. Your lifesavers. Your constant companions. If you lose them—replace them ASAP at the next gas station stop. They drown out background noise, 80’s music, and extroverts who prefer to stay up late talking instead of sleeping like normal people. You might end the trip having purchased (and lost) 3-4 pair—but it will be worth it. Trust me.

2. Naps

When you’re on the road for 8, 10, 12, hours a day every other day, naps are essential. You are tired. You need to conserve every ounce of energy you have so that you can extrovert once you arrive at your destination.

(Five minutes is NOT enough time to expound upon this list. But those two things were DEFINITELY my top two road trip must haves! Nobody wants a sleep-deprived, cranky, introvert running a book table!)

3 thoughts on “An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving the Summer of Endless Miles {Five Minute Friday}”

  1. oh man, yes to the naps. I haven’t been on an epic road trip like this, but I have been to some work conferences that boggle the mind with full schedules. I roomed with a fellow introvert friend, and we had this agreement that after we got back to our room at night, nobody would be offended if we just went to sleep without a word to each other. 😀

    Visiting from Five Minute Friday! (I’m #80!) I kind of want to see the rest of the list and read more about your road trip… haha.

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